Seven-year-old Allanazarov cynosure of all eyes at TT Team Worlds

Kuala Lumpur, March 1 (IANS) Seven-year-old Ylyas Allanazarov of Turkmenistan has become very noticeable at the 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships here, even before his competition begins.

When most of his peers are busy playing, Allanazarov is getting ready to compete against the finest paddlers in the world, reports Xinhua.

The youngest participant of the world championships is the fourth member of his team which hopes to win promotion from Division Four, table tennis’ lowest international tier, at the tournament.

Born in 2008, Allanazarov started to play table tennis early in 2014. His daily schedule features five hours of school study in the morning and three hours of table tennis training, with only Mondays off.

Despite his poor spoken English, Allanazarov said that his idol is China’s Zhang Jike, the 2012 London Olympic men’s singles champion.

His father Agamvrat, president of Turkmenistan’s table tennis federation, was optimistic about his son.

“Table tennis is our life,” Agamvrat told the International Table Tennis Federation website.

“My family lives, eats, and breathes table tennis everyday. I want my son to do well in the game. I will keep supporting him always.”

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here